James Palumbo is resuming day-to-day operational duties at British dance music brand Ministry of Sound (MoS) to help fill the void left by the departure last month of its CEO Mark Rodol.

James Palumbo is resuming day-to-day operational duties at British dance music brand Ministry of Sound (MoS) to help fill the void left by the departure last month of its CEO Mark Rodol.

Palumbo set up the company as a London dance club in 1991 and directed its development into a multi-faceted independent music firm with annual revenues estimated at roughly £100 million ($184 million). However, he stepped down from operational duties in March 2003, handing the reigns over to Rodol.

Since then, Palumbo has maintained chairmanship of the company, focusing on the group's strategic direction. A source close to the company says Palumbo is now "using his experience to experience to help steer the ship while it sorts its structure out."

Palumbo's decision to reclaim control at MoS allows Lohan Presencer to focus on his recently-acquired duties as managing director of record division MoS Recordings. Presencer took on day-to-day management of the parent company on a temporary basis when he was promoted to his current post in July.

A spokesman says Palumbo will continue in his hands-on role until MoS directors decide whether to bring in someone new or to restructure the business around existing personnel.

Palumbo's return came as a trio of executives split with the company in separate, unrelated circumstances.

A spokesman confirms those who have exited are: brand director Rachael Hamilton, citing "personal reasons"; creative director Scott Parker, who has left to go travelling; and finance director Andrew Dickson, who resigned six months ago and has been working out his notice. In addition, the company's junior press officer Kelly Hughes has left the company for a new job.

It is unclear whether replacements will be hired.

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